Donation and Sponsorship Requests
         
   

Requests for sponsorships, charitable contributions or assistance must be submitted in writing using the Donation and Sponsorship Request Form.

Requests will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:

1. The request meets West Holt Medical Servicesí policy out lined here and is requested online through the Donation and Sponsorship Request Form.

2. The request meets our current funding capabilities.

3. The request supports West Holt Medical Servicesí mission, vision and values.

4. If the request is for a sponsorship, the sponsorship provides for broad community impact.

5. For team sponsorships, at least 75% of the team participants must be employees or volunteers at West Holt Medical Services.

West Holt Medical Services will not fund requests in the following instances:

1.    Requests from commercial, for-profit businesses.

2.    Requests from organizations that are engaged in political or governmental activities.

3.    Requests from organizations or programs that are inconsistent with West Holt Medical Servicesí mission, vision or values or that would be deemed a conflict of interest.

4.    Individuals, including persons who are seeking financial support for their individual participation in a fundraising effort or event.

5.    Individuals requesting funds for their private use Ė regardless of the intent of need.  Including seeking funds to defray the costs of an individualís health care by conducting fundraising events or other activities. Due to the volume of such requests, varying types, and inability to manage all such requests, we do not participate in promoting, funding, or coordinating such activities.

6.    Political causes or candidate.

7.    Events or projects outside the West Holt Medical Servicesí Service Area.

Preference is given to projects related to the following:

         Health needs identified through the North Central District Health Departmentís Community Health Needs Assessment.  This document can be found at www.ncdhd.ne.gov.

         Promote health and wellness

Other projects related to the following may be considered:

         Education

         Civic/community events

         Economic /community development

         Arts and cultural efforts

The requestor does not have to be affiliated with West Holt Medical Services; however, West Holt Medical Services employees will be given precedence if all criteria is met equally among requestors.

Sponsorships and charitable contributions will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Marketing.  West Holt Medical Services reserves the right to deny any request, at its sole discretion. Funding in prior years does not guarantee continued funding in any subsequent year.

Charitable Donations Defined:

Charitable donations represent support given to a group or organization without the anticipation of benefit to West Holt Medical Services in return. As an important partner to the community, West Holt Medical Services recognizes that there are needs that we as an employer can assist in supporting through financial donations.

Sponsorships Defined:

Sponsorships typically represent requests for funding of cash or in-kind products and services that are offered by West Holt Medical Services with the expectation of the receipt of something of benefit or value. Sponsorship includes any activity in which West Holt Medical Services pays a fee, makes a cash donation, or provides goods and services to an organization in return for being identified as supportive of that organizationís activity.

Services may include:

1. Lending WHMSí logo and/or resources
2. Limited marketing assistance with promotional material
3. Approval of activities on campus
4. Employee volunteer requests

The benefits to West Holt Medical Services may include the following:

1. Display and promotion of West Holt Medical Servicesí brand and logo.
2. Verbal, written and/or visual acknowledgement at events, functions, etc.
3. Participation opportunities at event for employees and volunteers at West Holt Medical Services.
4. The ability to highlight a particular service line or subject matter expertise.

How to Apply:

Formal requests for charitable contributions, sponsorships or services must be made 30 days prior to the event or activity. A Donation and Sponsorship Form must be completed for each activity/event.

The form may be printed and sent to:

Attn: Marketing Department
West Holt Medical Services

406 West Neely

Atkinson, NE 68713

 

Requests are evaluated as they are received. Applicants will be notified of approval or denial via email or by phone. Questions should be directed to the Marketing Department, 402-925-1956 or marketing@westholtmed.org.